December 4, 2009

Store Spotlight - Baby Laila

This months store spotlight is on Beck from Baby Laila!

Tell us a bit about yourself.
Hi I am Beck - well really Rebecca, but no one seems to call me that these days :)
I am a SAHM - WAHM of 3 kids, Ethan has just turned 7, Abbi is 5 and Laila is 20 months and last but not least I am partner to Ricky and have been for the past 12 years.

How long have you been crafting for?
About a year and a half ago, I started sewing, prior to that I had only ever cross stitched as a teenager. I actually failed textiles at school!

What made you get into crafting?
Basically I was lonely and grieving and stuck at home with 3 kids!
After some disaster cushion covers I made a baby blanket, that turned out well, that gave me some confidence and it stemmed from there, with each completed project came a sense of pride and the confidence to try something new.

Why did you decided to make hair clips etc?
I started making hair clips after seeing some for sale and I commented that I would like to try and make them, the response I got back was laughter, they didn't think I would be able to, which of course drove me to succeed at making them.
I have not stopped since!

What made you decided to start selling your creations?
I decided to start selling my stuff after having  quite a few requests from people, I started making things only for friends, when Ozhandmade was born, I jumped at the chance to open a store and Baby Laila was born!

What had crafting and selling your items done for you?
Knowing that people want to spend their hard earned money on my creations absolutely melts me, not only that, but when its for a present, that makes me feel great that not only do they want to spend their money on it, but they think its good enough to give as a gift.
Having an outlet such as this has really helped me, I never imagined that it would have taken me this far though.

Thanks for your time Beck! You can check out Baby Laila here.

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